“In the period of energy transition, it is vital to balance a great many things. We must think about the basic principles which have once again become paramount, about reliability and about safety,” Wilkinson told a session entitled ‘Small-scale nuclear power, providing energy for regions and industry’.
“We must think about the issues of equality and accessibility – who will pay for the energy transition and how? And we also have to think about aspects of environment sustainability.
“Let’s not speak only about today’s problems Let’s think about how the ways of using energy are changing and about its end-consumer. Is there less or more room for manoeuvre for energy suppliers? Over the past 100 years, we viewed energy mainly from the standpoint of its sources. Over the next 100 years, we will be viewing it from the standpoint of its uses and the consumer,” Wilkinson told the gathering.
“And this is the essence of current discussions accompanying the energy transition and changing with it.”